If we think of a relationship being like a dance, it’s easy to capture the essence of the interaction between characters. In one of my student’s stories, it’s clear the lead character wants to dance alone, while the other character wants them to do an old fashioned Fox Trot together.
In my current project, my female lead was last in her kitchen, cooking, dancing and rocking out to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” while my male lead was sitting at a bar, listening to the same song, tapping his fingers on the bar.
Same song. But wildly different “dances.” Which dances do your characters do?